There’s a Russian idiom that translates to “the first crepe always comes out wrong,” meaning a person has to try more than once to succeed.
After getting rained out on its first try at reconfiguring state Highway 500, the Washington State Department of Transportation hopes a second try this weekend will be successful.
To do a traffic reconfiguration project, the agency needs to close part of the highway between St. Johns Boulevard and Northeast Andresen Road. Drivers are likely to see construction crews setting up in the area prior to closure.
The plan is to have the highway completely reconfigured and reopened by 4 a.m. Monday.
Workers will remove the stop lights at the intersections of Northeast 42nd Avenue/Falk Road and Northeast 54th Avenue/Stapleton Road and replace them with right-in/right-out interchanges. The goal is to reduce accidents in that two-mile stretch.